Best account books & journals according to redditors

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u/xxaos · 48 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

Go ahead and talk to a lawyer. S/He can give you specifics on what needs to happen in order for you to get protections for your son.

Document everything. If you are in a one party consent state, record all the crazy. The more evidence you have the better. Start journalling, in pen. single line through errors, write something daily, use something like this: so if pages are torn out it is obvious.

u/zardfizzlebeef · 30 pointsr/Flipping

Accounting student here, so my views of the IRS may seem controversial to some with a passive knowledge.

In short, stop worrying about the big bad IRS.

They are not going to go over your return with a fine-tooth comb.
They do not care about chasing you down for your measly small business deductions.

If you have all your ducks in the row (kept receipts for business purchases, inventory, mileage for gas, etc.) you'll be absolutely fine. If you didn't, you'll also be fine. Comb over your credit card records and provide your best guesstimate.

People absolutely stress over taxes way too much.
For everyone who didn't click any of the links, the IRS is SEVERELY understaffed and underfunded. They've recently switched their goal from Compliance ("Everyone has to pay") to Revenue (For ever hour an auditor spends looking over a return, they should produce $X amount in revenue for the IRS)

There's a little more to this and someone else could chime in, but I'm ending my rant here. If you guys kept decent records (and even if you didn't) you'll be fine.

edit: I'm not advocating you make up shit. You should absolutely take advantage of any deductions you can for your business though (home office, gas, business purchases, etc.) One of your goals for 2017 should be to keep better records. Log your miles with MileIQ or get one of these.

See a CPA if you're afraid of fucking up, but honestly unless you're making high six figs, you could use turbotax home and business and you'd be fine.

2nd EDIT:

Some people are asking about specific "records" and what not. I'll throw in a few resources below.

Read up on Section 179 Deductions. If some of them apply to you, take them.

Did you rent a vehicle to move furniture or pick up auction winnings? Deduct it.
Bought some accounting software or Turbotax?
Purchased a subscription to FBA Scan or Profit Bandit?
Bubble wrap, tape, boxes, etc. All your shipping supplies.
Did you purchase in cash or lease a vehicle that you use for business? That's right, you can deduct that purchase cost or those lease payments. You can't, however, deduct loan payments (i.e. you have to use YOUR money).

You get the picture, people. It isn't as hard as it seems.
Admittedly I'm a bit of a DIY so I'd just get Turbotax Home and Biz and do it myself, but you can hit up a CPA if you'd rather avoid the hassle. Also, I recommend reading the entire Section 179.

u/OnlyOnceThreetimes · 5 pointsr/cscareers

Hi there, I'm a software developer for 10+ years, but mostly desktop applications and object orientated. I have a computer Science Degree and wrote a thesis in artificial intelligence. I only tell you that so you can put some weight in what I say.Software Development is an awesome way to make a living and you ARE on the right track. - I actually took the course you are taking now haha Colt is awesome eh? Start YelpCamp yet? :).

And yes, JavaScript and Node.js are the two most used languages/frameworks right now. Starting with web development is absolutely the BEST place to start and the reason is because it is relatively easy and there are LOADS of jobs out there. Typically, outside of web development, they wouldn't hire anyone without a computer science degree. But there is so much work for web dev that it won't matter - sorta.

And because you are brand new, you are going to have to aim your sites low. Apply for very junior jobs.

You are going to have to accept the fact that you'll be making a lower salary than most, but it's still good. I'd say 50k-60k but if you are as hard a worker as you say you are, you can climb that ladder and the sky is the limit.

And because you don't have a computer science degree you are going to have to REALLY focus on demonstrating impressive results on your resume. Building your resume is your new project. You have a family to support and I know what that is like so I really want to help you get there, I'm going to put HONEST effort into giving you a path for you to follow in order to find your way to maximum success.

I also love the fact you are going to put in 56 hours a week - this is the work you'll need to do to begin cause you are going to have to hustle.

Continue with Udemy courses. Live and breath them for now, don't worry TOO much about projects on your own. Why? Because programming is the easy part of software development, the hard part is writing things elegantly, NOT re-inventing the wheel, using and learning libraries and frameworks out there. Learning bad habits is what many programmers do. Don't. The next great projects to do is:

And keep doing these. Churn them out. Live and breath them.

Secondly, start your presence in communities on the web, this is the harder and annoying part (at first). Create a stack overflow account and study how it works, this is a project in it's own right. Start posting and telling people the situation your in, find the right channels/forums to do that. The main thing is to become a part of contributing to an open source project as soon as you can. Find out where a person like you fits in and start slugging away. You gotta start your hustle in order to find what VALUABLE projects there are out there.

Next, start a presence where you live. Join communities, look what is taking place in your town. Go on MEETUP.COM and look at what they got. Join ANYTHING computer science related. Machine learning, data science, security, etc. The main reason is because you want to network. Make relationships. Talk to people. This is SINGLE HANDEDLY the best thing you can do in landing a job. The old cliche, "It isn't what you know, it's who you know" really holds water.

I'm a member of OWASP, look it up. Become a part of something like this. Web Security is a LUCRATIVE AS F&*#( field. It isn't for everyone, it's hard and dorky. But if you can excel at it you stand to make hundreds of thousands.

Next, start thinking of USEFUL websites you can create. Don't focus on making money. Make something useful and cool. Think what YOU could use. Buy a domain, and create it. Make 3 if you can. Make them look NICE. Start a blog, write about your journies.

Once you put in a solid 3-4 months of this sort of hustle, you should be ready to start working (you may earlier). Find a head hunter to do the leg work for you. Get on monster jobs or whatever is out there these days and spend and hour a day throwing out resumes.

But you have to find a field in software that you enjoy, or you might burn out. Personally, I hate web development. Test the waters in all areas. I tend to favor C++ and C# or Java jobs. I like my object orientated programming. For now, focus on web, but branch out.

Also, keep a finger on the pulse where the industry is going. I'll tell you where it is going currently: Data science, machine learning, web and mobile. As your journey unfolds you can start looking for bigger fish to fry. This is 3 or 4 years down the road.

Go buy a NICE notebook. A journal. Hard cover:

Don't us an online journal. PAPER. Write in it. Write what you talked about on forums that day, what you're thinking. What you did that day. Where you are going. It may sound stupid and useless but it's not. It's psychological and as time goes on you'll see why.

Lastly, and this is the most important thing of all, DON'T look at all the work you have to do and become overwhelmed, this is gonna be a psychological game for you. One step at a time my friend. ENJOY this process. I know this path can seem daunting and if you look at it, it's gonna be nerve wracking. Chip away a little bit each day. And even if some days you can't put in 7 hours, then put in 1 hour. Think SOME progress is better than NO progress.

Also, don't get discouraged if you work for a place that sucks. Do it for a year or two and get out. Not all places are equal.

I used to do this. I've fought my own demons on a path similar to this. I put in so much work I'd actually be sweaty by the end of the day hahha. But remember!!! Things won't always be this way. Over time you will make much more money with each year that passes. Eventually you can relax and rake in the bucks.

I won't say how much I make, but it's goood. I work 7 hours a day with 30 days vacation. I have the ability to make my own hours AND work from home. They also give me education budget. 10s of thousands of dollars to put toward a degree if I want. There are places like this around. If you become good enough in your field, you really have a lot of clout.

This is a fun field to be in. Enjoy it! Teh work is worth it. You can make 100s of thousands if you work hard. I really hope this is helpful.


u/red_gauntlet · 5 pointsr/CAguns

> so will I still need to keep a bound book with me even though I dont intend to collect anything?

Legally, yes imo. The chances of you ever getting inspected are astronomical, but in case ATF wants to see your book, you can show it to them even if it doesn't contain any firearm acquisitions or dispositions. The FFL 03 package ATF sends you actually contains a miniature book for tracking transactions, as I recall - Amazon also sells a good one for $20.

u/journalizing · 3 pointsr/notebooks

When you say ledger, do you mean accounting books like this? If so, you can buy those at office supply stores. Companies like Adams, National, Boorum & Pease make them. Here is an example.

Confusingly, one type of financial accounting record book is called a journal

u/montananightz · 3 pointsr/navy

Found them online in several places. Here's a random one on Amazon. Correct NSN and everything.

Green military log book


**Holy shit that's a long URL!

u/271828182 · 2 pointsr/notebooks

Sure. Even in the case of this green notebook it can be hard to find the old school originals.

I buy these from Amazon regularly

The first two are just paper binding. That last one is the closest to the original but even that is noticeably different.

u/Pwag · 2 pointsr/productivity

Nah, I struggle with it all the time...

Usually it's survival.

I've screwed up enough things to know that if I don't do the hard thing and get it done up front, it'll bite me in the ass in the long run.

Mundanely: putting off car maintenance will wreck your week later in life when you're either paying for and waiting for a long repair time. Which sucks.

At work... I work for the government. There's so much laziness and inadequacy running amok there and I can't stand it. So I'm driven to get done what I can.

It's not easy, it's frustrating, but if not me, then who? I spend a lot of time depressed and angry about shit I can't control and shit I don't get done.

It doesn't get easy but it does get easier.

What has helped that even on my laziest, grass eating, star gazing, hog in the mud kind of day...I still get more shit done than 3/4s of the folks I could compare myself to. I could always make the jump to close the gap between me and that last quarter, but I've got no delusions of being the next Steve Jobs, Zukerberg, or any other number of un-likables who are uber productive.

What I get done is fine. Hell, I don't (and you don't) even have to compare yourself to that other 3/4s. Just do your thing, because despite how you feel, I'm sure your probably more productive than you think.

Someone once told me that the only person you need to impress at make happy work is your boss. (and maybe their boss).

You thought about journaling? I keep two. One for home and one for work. At home I have a 5 year journal at work I have a simple bound book. I kind of recap my day before bed and before quitting time. At the end of the month, I can look back and see what I've done. It kind of help, the list of crap to do is always huge, but we see that more than what we've done. This look back helps me to see that.

Careful though, finding and selecting a journal can be a rabbit hole.

At home I have a levenger 5 year journa because I thought this was too pretty: at work I use a simple hard cover notebook I keep in my desk. Something like this: (these are nifty because you can get military covers and stuff for them if you want).

The work one is not a place for your deepest darkest secrets, it's just a record of what you've done for the day and anything memorable.It also comes in handy in case you're sued, or investigated. But that's another matter.

For me, they let me see what I've been doing and let me adjust or tune up and remotivate periodically.

I've just started keeping both again. After a year without I really missed their benefits. It's also handy at eval time as I have a record of the stuff I've been doing. If I've forgotten, I know my boss has too.

My work life is wired pretty tight, my home productivity is a wreck, but I've gotten better over the years.

I feel like I'm rambling, I hope I'm helping.

u/Slyder_2077 · 2 pointsr/USMC
u/Reboot153 · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

Just going to put this out here since it helps with what the OP is conveying. There are books made specifically for this type of information that helps to keep track of everything. If it's not in the owners manual (usually there's a section at the back of the manual for tracking maintenance) you an use the following.

u/Khakikadet · 2 pointsr/amateurradio

Not to be a tacticool whacker/prepper/operator but... [this "military" logbook]( is what I've guard onboard various ships for logs for all sorts of things. It's probabbly the most durable option here for the price, but you'll have to put lines in with a ruler yourself.

u/Ojisan1 · 1 pointr/loseit

Warning: wall of text, plus links. For some reason your post resonated with me, and I want to help you. So here goes.

Food is the most important thing. Your base metabolic rate is probably upwards of 4000 calories per day. If you can run a deficit of 1000 calories per day, on average, you can lose an average of 2 pounds per week. Losing 1-2 pounds per week is slow and steady, but considered healthy, safe, and will not cause you to "bounce back". Some people here will advocate other methods but this has worked for me.

So, how do you run a caloric deficit? I paid a lot of money for a nutritionist, but what she taught me can be broken down into a few basic ideas.

  1. LOTS OF VEGETABLES. Seriously, make friends with your oven. Roasted vegetables saved my life. I eat it 4-5 times per week for dinner. In the beginning I would just cut up a roasting pan full of vegetables, and experiment with different ones to find which ones I like. I would just toss them in some olive oil (I don't do that part anymore) put some seasonings on them (I would choose salt free seasoning blends, like italian blend, or chinese or indian spice blends). Cut up the veggies and spread them out on the roasting pan (you can line the pan with tin foil to save some clean up), queeze half a lemon over the top of it all, and put it in the oven at 400ºF for 30-40 minutes. It's a huge meal, but only like 500-750 calories depending on what you put in it. Typical for me would be cauliflower, cubed yams or sweet potato (like a half a potato or yam, you don't want too much starch), some Brussels sprouts cut in halves, maybe some mini sweet peppers and a few cherry tomatoes, butternut squash (you can find it pre-cut in the supermarket), carrots. Salads are good but they get boring. Someone on this subreddit said "if you're not hungry enough to eat a salad, you're not actually hungry" and I found that to be pretty useful to remember, early on. I also love this simple recipe, takes no effort and is an easy clean up - I have kabocha for lunch or dinner, 3-4 times per week! And tuna fish - instead of mayo, use half an avocado. You'll be surprised, I was.

  2. Eat a good healthy breakfast - every damn day. In the beginning of my weight loss I would have 2-3 egg whites, scrambled or in an omelet (no cheese!). Plus a regular size container of greek yogurt, with a teaspoon of chia seeds and a teaspoon of agave (for sweetness instead of sugar). Now I have one or the other, not both. Sometimes I would have a small bowl of plain oatmeal (1/3 cup) with berries instead of the yogurt, for variety.

  3. Have plenty of fruit (and only fruit) in the house for snacks. Frozen berries are the best. You can eat a small bowl full of frozen berries as a dessert, and it's like 70-90 calories. Frozen cherries are also a good dessert - 90-100 calories in a small bowl of them! Bananas are higher in calories, but again - in the beginning it's about developing good habits, so do what you can.

  4. Don't go too long in between meals. You'll get too hungry and end up eating too much, if you wait too long. 4 hours should be the max between a meal and at least a snack (the aforementioned fruit).

  5. Eat mindfully. Meaning, think about what you are eating, before you eat it. If you eat for emotional comfort, ask yourself if you will really feel better after eating that thing, or worse? When you think about it, you realize you hate being fat more than you like the temporary comfort of bad foods. This has saved me from bad decisions on many occasions.

  6. Eliminate as much meat as possible from your diet. I'm not saying you have to go vegetarian (I already suggested eating egg whites, which isn't a vegetable), but realize that calorie-wise, meats - chicken, pork, beef - pack a lot of calories into a small amount of food. The palm of your hand is ONE SERVING of meat! Get your protein from the yogurt, the egg whites, from green leafy vegetables, and from beans (not sugary baked beans) rather than from meat, as much as possible. You'll feel way more full eating a huge bowl of vegetables than you will eating a palm-sized piece of chicken breast.

  7. Track what you eat. This ties in with mindfulness. I use the LoseIt app now, but I didn't in the beginning. When I first started out I just got a small notebook and I would write down everything I ate each day. I didn't worry about counting calories, I just worried about following the above rules and by writing it all down (being honest with myself and never lying in the book is important!) I became more mindful of what I was eating, and stopped eating crap. After a while I got used to writing it down, it became a habit. Then I switched to the LoseIt app, and started measuring everything, and recording it in the app in detail. That helped me in the next phase, where I am now down to 1500-1700 calories per day (keep in mind that your base metabolic rate will go down as you slim down, and to keep that 1000 calorie deficit you have to lower your max calories per day). But don't worry about all that right now - if you just start small and write things down, it will help a lot in terms of mindfulness, and in developing the habit that you can apply to a calorie-counting app later on.

  8. Last but not least. Get in 20-30 minutes of cardio exercise per day. Walk at a vigorous pace (faster than a stroll but slower than a run) if that's all you can do. Make it a family thing, if you can - having team mates helps a lot. Plus, you will teach your son great habits by example, that will last him a lifetime and help prevent him from getting in the same situation as you are in today. Also, it is quality time you can spend with your significant other and son, going for a daily walk.

    The exercise at first isn't really a big part of losing weight, because you won't be burning a significant amount of calories at first, but it will help you feel healthier and it will help you want to do all the other things in terms of sticking to a good diet. Later on, as you lose some weight, you will feel more motivated to exercise more vigorously. In addition to cardio, you might want to start strength training. I highly recommend the TRX, but it's expensive and you said money is tight, well you're in luck - you can make your own for less than $20 worth of gear that you can get at Home Depot. And you can watch some of these free videos that show you how to use it properly.

    I really hope this helps you, brother. I want to see you succeed! 8 months ago I was 350 pounds and felt completely hopeless. I started in February with all of what I am telling you. Today I am 72 pounds lighter, and am looking forward to making it to my goal weight by May of next year. I have been losing 1.98 pounds per week on average, and I only exercise about 2 or 2.5 hours per week (I have been steadily increasing it over time, and will continue to do so.) I have a better relationship with food, I no longer obsess about it, I no longer starve all day and then eat huge fast food dinners. My posture is better. My confidence is better. I have thrown out all my 4x and 3x shirts. I actually am starting to feel pretty damn good, I must say!

    You can do the same, I am certain of it! It is a mathematical certainty that if you run a caloric deficit you WILL lose weight. Figuring out a good system that you can stick with is the hardest part. Once you get a system going, you will succeed.

    Edit: crap, I knew I was forgetting something. WATER. Drink lots of it. In fact, drink only water from now on. Juices, sodas, or any of that diet crap will just mess with your metabolism. You need lots of water to keep hydrated, flush out your system, and it's really super important. Minimum of 64oz per day (2 large bottles of water) but really you should drink more if you can.
u/accousticabberation · 1 pointr/linuxquestions

Speaking of notebooks, make sure you get a good one. Basically, you want a solid lab notebook--not some spiral bound piece of junk for elementary school.

This one: is (for me) a nice size/weight/cost mix. It's nicely bound, not huge, uses grid paper, has numbered pages, and several lined pages for a table of contents.

In certain fields (not just military), these are super common (i.e. standard office supplies):

u/jdrobertsonseo · 1 pointr/HelpMeFind

Here is a link to the journal on Amazon and it is out of stock. The model number is HWJ6857

u/battery-at-1-percent · 1 pointr/humorousreviews

Link to the review

u/Lookingforthatscene · 1 pointr/TheScriveners

Here it is. It's got a super thin cover, but aside from that, everything else is stellar.

u/chas0039 · 1 pointr/fountainpens

I have had good results with Gibson

My go to ink to abuse paper is Bay State Blue, and even that ink from a fine tip I found looks OK. The ink and nib choice variations are huge. The same ink in a Kaweco Sport with EF bleeds through, but a Kaweco black draws a needle sharp line with no feathering or bleeding at all. I also have good luck with Midnight Blue as well as Black Swan. Also, the Gibson site often has discounts and sales that can drop the price 15-20%.

Another journal with good fountain pen recommendations

Might be worth a try.

u/dac22 · 1 pointr/notebooks

Tops makes a giant ledger book at 12.25" x 7.75"

Also check out National Brand, Adams Account Ledger, and Wilson Jones. You should note that these brands (and other brands) offer multiple notebooks with different numbers of columns.

If none of these interest you, try searching for notebooks using the words 'account,' 'bookkeeping,' or 'columnar.'

u/NocSimian · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I write up recipes in BeerSmith, print it out and take it with me to the LHBS as a shopping list notating any adjustments I make along the way - hop swaps, yeast changes, grain modifications (sometimes you see a new yeast you want to try or substitute Marris Otter for some Golden Promise because they're out of MO). I use that same sheet as a guideline while I'm brewing.

Then while I'm mashing and boiling, I transfer everything over to the following journal - I do this because I want to capture my process and any last minute adjustments. I also notate the fermentation process, bottling/kegging dates, and tastings. This has allowed me to discover some problems with my brewing technique that has improved the quality of my beer as well as provide with a historical record of my recipes.

u/Guimauvaise · 1 pointr/EDC

Others have recommended that you get a bag and fill it with a variety of items that she could be reasonably expected to need. Of course, I second that suggestion, but don't overlook things that she personally needs. You may not be comfortable buying tampons/pads for her, but you might recommend she keeps extra ones in her car, just in case. If she has allergies, then maybe she should have eye drops or benadryl in her glove box. Will she likely have small cargo (groceries, sports gear, picnic stuff, etc.)? Then maybe you could get her a trunk organizer.

Also, if she's learning about (or you or a family member is teaching her) car maintenance, consider getting her an auto record book. They're inexpensive, and they can help her keep track of everything from fuel consumption to repairs. Alternatively, if you have any spare checkbook registers around, those can be used (I record the date, the gas station I used, the price per gallon, number of gallons I put in, and the total mileage).

u/kevingcp · 1 pointr/lyftdrivers

Moreover, Amazon has a planner for pretty cheap. This is what I use: